Sun shower in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor

Monday culminated in some shopping in Madrid's Plaza Mayor, where I got locked down by a torrential downpour. The intensity of the sunlight doesn't show up so well in this video, but the green dot moving around the screen is where the sun was hitting the lens of my phone's camara. https://youtu.be/fTEmuMDwEvE

Hace mucho tiempo no nos escribimos

Blog updates succumbed to summer ennui this year, but there's nothing like refreshing time away from the U.S. to get the words flowing again. It's remarkable what a reliable metro system with occupants who know how to act in public will do for my overall humor. I'm writing this from the patio of my hotel…

Pueblo architecture and Georgia O’keeffe

I'm sitting at the airport gate after spending a relaxing weekend in Santa Fe--my first trip to New Mexico. New Mexico didn't occupy a major position on my list of travel destinations, but I saw some photos of the pueblo architecture recently and decided to make a weekend excursion. On saturday, I explored the plaza…

Highlights from Atlanta

I enjoyed my week in Atlanta while attending the TESOL 2019 conference, and I learned that Waffle House must serve something there it doesn't serve anywhere else. The headquarters of the Coca-Cola corporation is in this city. I'm not sure if that's a highlight or a detriment to be honest, but TripAdvisor ranks it as…

Highlights from México

San Miguel de Allende I'm glad I arrived after sunset. The travel guides always show pictures of San Miguel during the day, but they illuminate the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel at night, which I think adds to its singular beauty. It's not hard to imagine why Travel + Leisure Magazine elected San Miguel as the #1 city…